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The temporary bench

Lord Norton

Readers who are avid viewers of the Parliament Channel may wish to keep an eye open for the temporary bench in the Lords.  Many of the existing red benches are in need of repair, so they are being taken out one at a time to be restored.  When one is taken out, it is replaced…

Lords-a-sitting

Lord Norton

I was asked in an earlier post whether peers have their favourite places in the chamber.  Some benches are designated for particular groups of members – frontbenchers, bishops, privy counsellors – but otherwise back-benchers can sit where they choose.  Members tend to gravitate towards a favoured spot.  One cannot reserve a seat – it is first…